TAKE ACTION! 

SHARE YOUR SKILLS!

A FEW HOURS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! 

VOLUNTEER with Assistance League of Wichita.

YOU can transform lives and strengthen community with each action when you join Assistance League of Wichita.

Assistance League of Wichita relies on hands-on involvement by our volunteers.  We are highly motivated to effect change in our community because we have a personal stake in the outcome.  Each volunteer has the spirit to get the job done.  Why?  We help children and families in need achieve a better quality of life.

The work we do together and the funds we raise STAY IN WICHITA.

ACT LOCALLY, THINK NATIONALLY

The National Assistance League helps Wichita volunteers realize our vision for our community. All funds raised stay in greater Wichita for the benefit of ALW philanthropic programs.  Assistance League of Wichita is one of 120 chapters with 22,000 members nationwide.

Thirty-five years ago, 1987, charter members launched Assistance League of Wichita.

Assistance League philanthropic programs continue to grow and thrive because chapters identify local problems and deliver the right solutions. Chapter volunteers conduct community needs assessments and develop programs to meet the needs they uncover.  The National Assistance League has a century-long track record of well-funded and well-staffed programs which make Assistance League chapters vital contributors to their communities across the nation.

Assistance League member volunteers offer a number of vital programs that help strengthen communities.  These programs vary across our 120 chapters based on the needs identified in each community.  While the majority of programs focus on children and providing services such as school clothing, shoes, personal care items, school supplies and literacy, Assistance League chapters offer programs and services that touch every age group.

TAKE A TOUR!

TALK WITH VOLUNTEERS!

SEE ALW IN ACTION!

Join Us!

Become a part of an incredible group of volunteers who are dedicated to making a difference in our community. Members often say that they joined Assistance League for their programs and stayed for the friendships they formed.  Assistance League offers unique volunteer opportunities that fit your interest and time.

 

WHY VOLUNTEER?

   GOT A FEW HOURS? MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our community.
   LEARN about critical community issues.
   POSITIVELY IMPACT a child, a youth and a family with everything you do.
   JOIN A STRONG TEAM – together we make the world a better place.
   BE SOCIAL, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, RENEW FRIENDSHIPS.
   USE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS, put your talents to work.

HELP WANTED!

PICK AN INTEREST/S!  We’ll help you match your experience and skills to the many, many volunteer jobs we need to fill!

PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS.
   Operation School Bell
   Scholarships
   Assault Survivor Kits
   Bear Hugs

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.
   ACTION!Week – literacy
   Annual Food Drive
   OpenStreets ICT & other community events

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT.
   Thrift Shop
   Gingerbread Village
   Author Talks
   Gifts & Grants

ORGANIZATION.
   Strategic Planning
   Marketing, social media, online sales, graphic design & more

LEARN MORE!

Assistance League of Wichita, a chapter of National Assistance League, is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults through community-based philanthropic programs that address the needs of the Wichita Community.

With numerous programs and activities offered, most members maintain a steady involvement throughout the membership year while getting to know the broad and diverse needs of the Wichita community.  YOU decide how, when and where you wish to be involved.

NEXT STEP?  Contact us at info@alwichita.org or stop in at the Thrift Shop to ask for Membership Information.  A Membership Committee member will contact you, answer questions and give a brief overview of programs and activities as well as arrange your tour.  You will meet members as well as see examples of work underway.  You will receive a copy of the 2020-2021 Annual Report and a Membership Information packet.  After you join, you will have the opportunity to select your areas of interest during Orientation.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Voting Members: $65.00 annual fee and participate in a one-time Orientation and Training meeting.  You receive a monthly newsletter, name tag, ALW shirt and annual member directory.  You are encouraged to attend Monthly General Membership meetings, exercise full voting rights, attend other ALW activities and support the ALW mission by working on a committee, team or project.  You establish the amount of time you wish to commit.  You are encouraged to become a program or activity committee member, and grow into a committee chair or advance to Board leadership.

Non-Voting Members:  $95.00 annual fee.  These members are dedicated to ALW although they may have travel, health or life issues defining limited involvement.  You receive a monthly newsletter, name tag and annual member directory.  You are welcome to attend the Monthly General Membership meeting, ALW activities and provide aid to chapter philanthropic goals.  These members do not serve in chair or other elected positions.

Community Volunteers:   No annual fee.  Intended as a temporary status in ALW, you will receive a monthly newsletter, may volunteer on committees and projects and attend the Monthly General Membership meeting.  Voting members only may exercise voting rights, committee chair or board positions.  As a Community Volunteer you will provide hands-on support in specific projects.  You may purchase a nametag, an annual directory and an ALW shirt.

2022-2023 LEADERSHIP

2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Reed
President

Susan Walston
President-Elect

Judy Rapp
First Vice President, Philanthropic

Brenda Satterlee
Second Vice President, Resource Development

Wilma Hart
Third Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Joyce Rittenhouse
Fourth Vice President, Membership

Barb Hubert
Fifth Vice President, Strategic Planning

Vicki Smith
Secretary

Barb Smith
Corresponding Secretary

Caroline Hosford
Treasurer

Nancy Swick
Parliamentarian

2022-2023 ADVISORY COUNCIL

Mike Davis
Retired Educator/Contractor

Wendy Johnson
USD 259

Josh Larsen
Music Theater Wichita

Andy McFayden
WSU Tech

Sabrina Standifer
Attorney at Law

(L-R):
Barb Smith, Judy Rapp, Susan Walston, Caroline Hosford, Chris Reed,
Brenda Satterlee, Vicki Smith, Joyce Rittenhouse, Wilma Hart